Get Trocaire boxes in ASAP
Siobhan Hanley, head of Trócaire in Northern Ireland, is calling on the public in Causeway Coast and Glens to return donations from their Trócaire boxes as soon as possible, warning that a decline in donations to the charity’s Lenten Appeal would put many of its life-saving programmes at risk.
The charity’s biggest fundraising campaign, which draws to a close in the coming weeks, has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many supporters unable to access their Trócaire boxes through the usual channels due to ongoing restrictions.
Siobhan said: “Unless Trócaire’s generous supporters return their boxes or donate online this year, we won’t be able to provide life-saving support to almost 3 million people who rely on our work overseas each year. We are asking our supporters in to ‘make your Trócaire box count’. Please count or estimate what is in your box and donate the equivalent amount online, over the phone or via post. Many Catholic parishes have their own local arrangements in place for collecting Trócaire boxes, so people can also contact their local parish to see if it is possible to return their box within the public health guidelines.”
How to return your Trócaire box donation.
Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate now in one of these four easy ways: Online at trocaire.org; Over the phone at 0800 912 1200 (NI); By post to Trócaire, 50 King Street, Belfast, BT1 6AD (NI); Check local parish if safe drop-off is available.